Jimmy Carr (American football)

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Jimmy Carr
Personal information
Date of birth (1933-03-25)March 25, 1933
Place of birth Cabin Creek, West Virginia
Date of death August 12, 2012(2012-08-12) (aged 79)
Place of death Fishers, Indiana
Career information
Position(s) KR,RB,DB,LB
College Morris Harvey
Jersey number 24, 21
Stats
Playing stats Pro Football Reference
Playing stats NFL.com
Playing stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1955-1957
1959-1963
1964-1965
Chicago Cardinals
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1966-68
1969
1970-1972
1973-1974
1975-1976
1977
1978
1979-81
1983-1984
1985-1989
1990-1993
1995
1996
1997
Minnesota Vikings (DB)
Chicago Bears (DC)
Philadelphia Eagles(LB)
Chicago Bears (DC)
Detroit Lions (DC)
Buffalo Bills (LB)
San Francisco 49ers (DB)
Minnesota Vikings (DB)
Denver Gold (USFL) (DC)
New England Patriots (DB)
Atlanta Falcons (DB)
Amsterdam Admirals (DC)
London Monarchs (AHC)
Scottish Claymores (DC)

James Henry "Jimmy" Carr (March 25, 1933 – August 12, 2012) was an American football player who played nine seasons in the National Football League for the Chicago Cardinals, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins. Carr also played one season in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes in 1958. He was the starting left corner with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1960 when they won the World Championship beating the Green Bay Packers. He played college football at Morris Harvey (now the University of Charleston) in Charleston, West Virginia. While there he played in three bowl games and was one of three NAIA Hall of Fame inductees in 1962. He also played high school football and baseball at East Bank High School in East Bank, West Virginia.

After retiring as a player, he served 24 seasons as an NFL assistant coach for the Minnesota Vikings, the Chicago Bears, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Detroit Lions, the Buffalo Bills, the San Francisco 49ers, the New England Patriots, and the Atlanta Falcons. He also coached two years in the United States Football League and three years in NFL Europe. In 1985 he coached in the Super Bowl on the defensive staff of the New England Patriots. Carr was known as a defensive innovator implementing nickel packages, seven defensive backs, eleven man fronts, zone blitz schemes and special zones well before they came into common practice. Coaches who learned under his tutelage include Fritz Shurmur, Jerry Glanville, Floyd Reese, and Bill Belichick.

Jimmy Carr died on August 12, 2012 at the age of 79.[1]

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Preceded by
Joe Fortunato
Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinators
1969
Succeeded by
Abe Gibron
Preceded by
Bill George
Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinators
1973-74
Succeeded by
Jack Pardee